3 dead, 7 missing after avalanche hits SUV in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh

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Three people have died even as  nine are missing after an avalanche buried an SUV at Khardung La pass in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh this morning.

According to media reports rescue operations are on at the mountain pass, which, at 17,500 feet, is among the world’s highest motorable roads.

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According to NDTV rescuers from the district administration, police and the State Disaster Relief Force are at the site, which is 40 km from Leh town.

Reports quoted eyewitnesses as saying that a Scorpio vehicle was hit by a giant wall of snow.

Khardung La is located north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys.